Delaware River Report / Conditions August 16, 2013

Aug 16, 2013 Comments Off by

The bright, bright sun did us no favors yesterday, suppressing the bug and fish activity throughout most of the day. When the clouds did materialize, we saw flushes of olives and sulphurs, but the Isos and Heptagenia did not get ramped up and going until evening. The fish pretty much ignored the olives in the daytime and at the end of the day, but they keyed in on big isos, as well as the pretty significant number of Dortheas (#18) that were popping. Today we are looking at a very similar day, with patchy clouds and copious amounts of sunshine, which will likely make for another morning/evening kind of day, unless the bugs decide to pop up in Deposit (they took a vote and opted not to to yesterday). But, the good news is that if the bugs wait until evening, we will have another great flush and that always gets them up and looking!

Plenty of pretty browns like this were up late in the day yesterday. Photo: Jim Swift

Plenty of pretty browns like this were up late in the day yesterday. Photo: Jim Swift

What’s Hatching:

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16 & #18

Epeorus vitreus – PED / Pink Lady – #14

Isonychia bicolor – Iso – Slate Drake – #12-2XL

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Stenonema species – Various Light Cahills – #14

Pseudocloeon species – BWO – #22 – sporadic

Heptagenia hebe - Olive Sulphurs – #16 – starting

Current Flow Conditions:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 486 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 621 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 242 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 740 cfs @ 59º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,700 cfs @ 61º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 311 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 85.9% – 500 CFS release

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